is one of those appellations collectively known as "Saint-Emilion satellites” and is named after the Château Saint-George which overlooks the vineyards. Saint-Georges Saint-Emilion's vineyards cover around 185 hectares, which is a rather modest size for the region. They are located on the northern edge of Saint Emilion, on the right bank of the Barbanne. The Saint-Georges-Saint-Emilion
wine appellation is part of the Montagne vineyards, in the Montagne-Saint-Emilion appellation. The wine producers have the option of using either of these appellations. This appellation's annual production is limited to around 8,800 hectolitres.
Sitting north alongside the Saint-Emilion territory, the Saint-Georges Saint-Emilion appellation has the distinction of possessing clay-limestone soils with a very uniform make-up throughout the wine producing area. These soils rest on a layer of pure, porous limestone. This limestone substrate acts like a sponge regularly restoring water to the vine, even in very dry summers. The gentle slope of the land ensures that the vineyards are perfectly drained. The geography of the wine producing area creates a southern exposure capturing a generous amount of sunshine, ensuring the grapes reach perfect maturity.
The wines of Saint-Georges Saint-Emilion are all red and produced from the Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon grape varieties growing in clay-limestone soils. On the palate, the wines are tannic and powerful, with a certain round character created by the Merlot, the primary varietal in the blend. The tannins, derived from its partner, Cabernet Franc, are particularly pleasant. They are pronounced yet very fine and coated. These tannins give Saint-Georges Saint-Emilion wine excellent ageing potential, such as that shown by Château Tour du Pas Saint-Georges.
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